Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spiritual Gifts



Spiritual gifts are something I’ve been thinking about for the past 9 months or so.  More specifically I’ve been asking myself what are the gifts that God has given me?   I remember going on a walk with Kelsey when we were still getting to know each other and asking her about spiritual gifts.  Neither of us were sure as to what our gifts were at the time but after much thought and prayer I think I now have an idea. 

The Bible mentions several spiritual gifts: faith, healing, prophecy, tongues, and even interpretation of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:9-10

I’m not sure that my gift is any of those but I do believe my blog is tool for one of my gifts.  I think I have a way of reaching people through my blogs.  I must selfishly admit I may write these posts for myself to express my feelings at the time but I hope it speaks to others as well.  By providing a written testimony of what God has presented to me through trails and triumphs, I pray I’m bringing others closer to Him as well.  I believe spiritual gifts allow us to carry out God’s work. 

Another thing I’ve been thinking and even touched slightly on in a previous post, Compartmentalizing Faith, is how God calls us to our secular jobs in the lines of our gifts.  I want to go more into detail now as to what this means to me. 

In Ephesians 4, apostle Paul talks about how some of us are called to be teachers of God’s people to do work that builds up the body of Christ. 

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.  Ephesians 4:11-13

Ok It’s about to get weird now.  But what if we think of this in a literal since?  What I mean is what if we think that we all are actually a body part of Christ created to carry out a specific function within the body.  Every body part is just as important as the next because they are all needed to make up the whole. (see 1 Corinthians 12) So incorporating spiritual gifts, our gifts are not meant for ourselves but are meant to benefit the entire group or body.  Each person has a unique gift that helps build up the body of Christ. 

This may be cheesy but I think I may be the ear in the body of Christ.  Going to school for Audiology it just makes the most sense right? Haha I think God created me with the brains and willpower to make it through this program so I can help others with their hearing issues.  God gave me the passion I have for this field.  It is in all of my intentions to use the gifts He has given me for His glory :)

I borrowed/stole this picture from a guy from church's twitter account.  A bunch of us hanging out and chatting.  I <3 Instagram
  
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